Why do I feel so depressed before my period?
Last Updated: 04/03/2017 at 12:23pm
Stacy Overton, PhD.
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Hormones are at a peak usually a couple of days up to a week before your period. The reason why you're depressed could be because of your general feelings towards having your period whether it's because of cramps, how long you have it or just disliking it in general. There's also a biological factor as I said before of your hormones being more active than usual as your body goes through a cleansing cycle. It's normal to go through mood swings leading up to your period as well. I go through the same thing and become angry, withdrawn and can't find the good in anything. A part of it is because I hate getting my period because of how intense my cramps get and I don't want to deal with it although I do like getting my period because it means I'm not pregnant. It could all be your mindset. Next time you get your period, try to be "ok" with it. Accept that it's coming and don't let it get you down and see if anything changes.
Hormone changes occur during this time before periods, Sometimes it may be useful to notice the feelings you are having and keep a diary, You may notice a timeframe that these feelings occur more, its ok to take time to yourself and do things that show self-care and love.
Hormones usually affect our normal behavior, so we may feel depressed and not having much hunger. It's very usual, but everything is going to be alright.
On one hand in body everything is opening to enable to blood comes out so as body so the soul. Lots of our emotional hidden feeling flow out as well and that makes us to have less power to resist that we actually feel them. it is the best way when to deal with shadows and face the issues. Accept the time to work on our self and make best of it. In a very far past womans what had period get away from group to spend time alone. Do not get angry on it - sink in.
I have little experience with this personally, but I know many who suffer from depression at the end of their cycle, as you do. Hormones play a part, but more so, the social stigma associated with femininity and female bodies may be a factor. We are taught to hide our menstruation, to be ashamed of it, to be repulsed by it. Don't let these toxic messages take up room in your head.
Your body is going through changes. Hormones are every which way. If its extremely I would talk to my family Dr.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a condition in which a woman has severe depression symptoms, irritability, and tension before menstruation. The symptoms of PMDD are more severe than those seen with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS refers to a wide range of physical or emotional symptoms that typically occur about 5 to 11 days before a woman starts her monthly menstrual cycle. The symptoms usually stop when, or shortly after, her period begins.
It is the scientifically proven that , its the one of the symptom that ur on the phase of period, so it is natural ,
I'm a male so I don't have periods. If you mean period to be defined as the monthly shading of the uterine wall for reproduction... you should ask this question to women only.
It's normal, don't worry. A part of you it's changed, Maybe you feel depression because your body it's growing up.
About a week before your period you have this thing called PMSing. It is when you are very moody and just not yourself.
its probably just hormones, its completely normal. most girls feel really bad before their period.
Hormone changes. That's all I can give ya. I mean when your on your period your hormones are out of wack.
PMS can affect your mood. If you're feeling dangerously depressed, though, you may have some mental or emotional complications
It's probably the work of PMS, which stands for Pre-Menstrual Syndrome. While you're going through this, you might experience a variety of emotions, usually to do with anger, frustration, sadness and irritability. For some females, this might be extreme, while for others, it isn't.
its a gigantic hormonal change. In fact many women feel depressed before/after that time of the month.
It has a lot to do with your levels of oestrogen and progesterone (hormones) going crazy, I found this webpage that gives some good methods of balancing these hormones out, they seem to work for me, best of luck
When that time of the month is approaching, a girl's body's hormones start acting up and can affect the brain chemicals that cause us to feel low.
the feeling of depression before your cycle is probably the overflow of hormones that are making you emotional. this normally passes, if not, seek medical advice
I feel depressed before my period because my hormones are going crazy which makes me feel more emotional than usual.
That is incredibly normal as periods messes up your hormonal levels which has a huge impact on your emotions.
It's normal. Your hormones get imbalanced. It's known as PMS: Premenstrual Syndrome. Some people get upset, some cry without any reason while some get irritated and frustrated. Some feel a mix of all.
This can usually just be because of your hormones but sometimes, you dread your period and everything about it that mixed with your hormones it just makes you feel upset and dreading the whole thing!
Ugh. Congratulations on recognising that a visit from the red lady often brings with her some emotional drama! The female cycle is driven by hormones, so at that time of the month, we can be more sensitive to emotions than at other times. The trick is to be able to rationalise the way you feel at this time as being a physiological phenomena rather than the end of the world... You need to be able to convince yourself that there's a physical explanation for your feelings... And then distance yourself from the grip of your emotions. It helps to be in tune with your feelings at different points of your cycle, and to notice how your energy and moods change. Be kind to yourself - this is the perfect time for self indulgence and relaxation - and you'll get through it to the other side!!!
Your hormones are all over the place before your period, this causes mood swings which causes the depression.
Its all to do with hormones. Don't worry to much its completely natural and your just have a mood swing.
probably moodswings, don't worry give it sometime, every body gets them
Feeling low before period os normal due to the hormonal changes happening in the hody. Its always better we understand this fact and accept it... it helps a lot in dealing with the situation.
Hormones.. .! These nasty little things that can mess everything up... Before the peroid starts theres a big "hormone-confusion" inside the body... which can lead the brain to overeact in any case
It's PMS (Pre-menstrual syndrome). It's before your period and it makes you act all wonky. It can be difficult to overcome also, because it comes every month or so.
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